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S6 Horizons programme

S6 Horizons programme

Yesterday, Tuesday 29th November, S6 pupils worked with representatives from the fire and rescue service where a hard-hitting presentation was given in efforts to raise awareness and encourage discussion on the consequences of dangerous driving.

The New Driver Early Intervention Scheme is aimed at encouraging safe driving practices amongst new and learner drivers. The scheme will target drivers between 17-25 years of age, who are statistically more likely to be involved in a collision.

Thank you to Julie and Russell from the fire service who gave their time to support our pupils.

S5 Horizons programme

S5 Horizons programme

On Tuesday 22nd November, our 5th year pupils had a great morning, with a study skills session provided by RGU.  They then had the fantastic opportunity to be interviewed by local employers.  55 pupils were interviewed, online and in person, by representatives from – Barratt Homes – Acumen Financial PlanningRetired Detective Inspector, Police Scotland – RAF –  Kirkwood Homes LtdRoyal Navy – Neptune EnergyAir Accidents Investigation Branch (DfT)DYW

The employers were gushing in their praise of our young people:

“Thank you for organising such an important event, from both the perspectives of the pupils and employers.  Not only do the pupils get a valuable insight into typical questions they might be faced with at interviews, but we get to see a glimpse of the talent that is coming through the school.  I was extremely impressed with the clarity of communication and thoughtful responses that I heard from S5 pupils – very well done!”Niall Robertson – Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)

Pupil feedback was incredibly positive, with all reporting they found the experience valuable and useful for their future careers:

“I found the interview went well.  It felt very professional and I felt comfortable answering the questions under pressure.  The feedback I was given was very useful and helpful and will definitely help me complete interviews in the future.”  

Our S6 and any S5 who missed out this week, get the opportunity to take part on 6th December.

Well done S5! #teamalford!

Anti-Bullying week

Anti-Bullying week

As part of anti-bullying week, and our ongoing work promoting our school value of Kindness, in PSE our S2 have started preparations for their anti-bullying project, which will run until Christmas. We look forward to hearing their views, seeing excellent group work and the final product will be beautiful displays to share with our school community.  We are always here to listen, please just reach out.

S4, S5, S6? What Next? DYW information evening

S4, S5, S6? What Next? DYW information evening

The Developing the Young Workforce team (DYW), are holding a free online event to showcase a range of opportunities and pathways available to young people who wish to leave school.

Hear from the following local employers and further/higher education providers who have experience in supporting young people into the workplace in a variety of different pathways.

  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Bon Accord Care
  • Balfour Beatty
  • NESCol
  • RGU
  • Tullos Training

Suitable for pupils in S4-6 and parents/carers.  The event is next Thursday 18th March from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and if interested you should register online.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/s4-s5-s6-what-next-tickets-144467645617

Ryan makes his debut!

Ryan makes his debut!

At just 16 years old, former pupil Ryan Duncan made his first team debut for Aberdeen today,

Ryan’s debut

against league leaders Rangers.  All the years of hard work and commitment to his football paying off and no doubt the start of big things to come.  We are all cheering you on Ryan well done! 👏⚽️👏⚽️👏⚽️

House Challenge – Walk the NC500

House Challenge – Walk the NC500

Well done and thank you to all pupils and their families who took part in our House challenge, a virtual race around the NC500.  We had 112 teams enter which was brilliant and we have managed to gather lots of very important house points.

Overall top 4 winners were:

Fastest Finish 100 Glenbuchat The Marching Murrays 1,982,000
Second fastest 75 Craigievar Munro Monsters 1,842,237
Third fastest 50 Kildrummy The Nifty Nicols 1,527,727
Fourth fastest 25 Forbes Marshall Dawson’s 1,101,732

House points gained as follows

 

Craigievar            345
Glenbuchat        555
Forbes                  805
Kildrummy          875

 

Please keep sending in your house points forms – we need your points!

Alford pupil wins!

Alford pupil wins!

Congratulations to Stuart Veitch who has won the Aberdreams got talent competition, with his own song he wrote about being in Lockdown.  Emeli Sande chose the winner out of the top 3, on the 31st May.  Thanks for all your support.

Alford Pupil sings in lockdown

Alford Pupil sings in lockdown

Well done to talented musician and Alford Academy pupil Stuart Veitch, who has reached the final 10 in local competition Aberdreams got talent, with a song he wrote about being in lockdown.  Alford’s own Emeli Sande will choose the winner out of the top 3.    Voting closes at midnight tonight.

Stuart is the third act on at around 6 minutes:

 

 

 

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